Quote of the Day

"We've notified the players this morning -- they've probably seen it as another sort of dictatorial moment from us -- and we've had to issue them legally with a letter to say this is not right, it's a breach of contract and you have to understand you're going to be fined and disciplined for that."
-- Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew, on the EPL club issuing legal warnings that players will be in breach of contract if they use social networking sites to discuss team affairs. (LONDON TIMES, 8/5)
Friday August 5, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 227 Print This Issue

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  • Peace In Our Time

    Goodell, Smith formally sign new CBA on steps of Pro Football HOF

    NFL players on Thursday ratified the new 10-year CBA, "marking the official end of the labor fight and opening the door for more thorough league-wide drug testing," according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. TIMES. The NFL "stands to become the first major sports league that tests blood" for HGH, pending final approval by the NFLPA. NFL Senior VP/PR Greg Aiello said, "The goal is to begin testing for HGH the first week of the regular season. Over the next several weeks, we will discuss and develop with the union the specific arrangements for the test." The players have 30 days to "review and agree to the new drug-testing policy." If they "do not approve it, the system reverts to 2010 rules, which don't allow for an independent arbitrator to h ...

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    Ford's efforts to keep Carl Edwards at RFR seen as the "right thing to do."

  • Reaching The Next Level

    EA Sports head Peter Moore promoted to company's COO.

  • Keep It In The Clubhouse

    EPL club bans players from putting team issues on Twitter.

  • The Best Of Enemies

    Fans may tire of seeing Yankees-Red Sox on TV, but networks love the high ratings.

  • Owl City

    FAU's new on-campus stadium is 85% complete, should be ready to open in time for debut.

  • A New Curriculum

    More colleges working with ticket sales consultants.

  • Making The Drop

    Agressive sponsorship sales, activation helps offset costs at U.S. Open of Surfing.

  • Creative License

    James Dolan has some fun with the Knicks' situation in new song.

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